After two years of preparation, Jacob O. Wobbrock will be serving next week as the General Co-Chair for ACM UIST 2022 [uist.acm.org], held in Bend, OR. UIST is the premiere forum for technical contributions in human-computer interaction.
Mike Teodorescu's humanitarian medical device SurgiBox [surgibox.com], the "operating room in a backpack," has been selected by MIT as a top innovation and has been featured in the MIT Museum's new first floor exhibit [news.mit.edu] together with the Voyager spacecraft sensor module and the prototype of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory.
Judy Kong, Mingyuan Zhong (CSE), James Fogarty (CSE, iSchool adjunct), and Jacob O. Wobbrock had a full paper at ASSETS 2022, presented this week, which won a Best Paper Nomination: Kong, J., Zhong, M., Fogarty, J. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2022). Quantifying touch: New metrics for characterizing what happens during a touch. [dl.acm.org] Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '22). Athens, Greece (October 23-26, 2022). New York: ACM Press. Article No. 33.
Ricardo Gomez coedited a book with Mauricio Beltran and Luz Andrea Galan, featuring the results of Gomez sabbatical work funded by Fulbright award, using participatory photography and other participatory methodologies with indigenous communities in the Colombian Amazon: Gomez, R., Beltran, M., & Galan, L. A. (2022). Ríos que Convergen: Sistematización de Experiencias del Diplomado “Liderazgo, Comunicación y Cambio Climático,” Vaupés, Colombia, (Second edition, expanded), 133 pgs. Bogota: Fundacion Colombia Multicolor.
Ricardo Gomez’s artwork “Embroidered Book: Stories of Mi-Gra-Tion” is on exhibition until December 2022 at the Collins Memorial Library, University of Puget Sound, as part of the exhibition “Changing the conversation”, Artists’ Books, Zines and Broadsides from the Collins Memorial Library Collection [blogs.pugetsound.edu].”
Ather Sharif (CSE), Andrew Zhang (CSE), Anna Shih (CSE), Jacob Wobbrock, and Katharina Reinecke (CSE) had a poster at ASSETS 2022: Sharif, A., Zhang, A.M., Shih, A., Wobbrock, J.O. and Reinecke, K. (2022). Understanding and improving information extraction from online geospatial data visualizations for screen-reader users. [dl.acm.org] Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '22). Athens, Greece (October 23-26, 2022). New York: ACM Press. Article No. 61.
Zhuohao (Jerry) Zhang and Jacob Wobbrock have a poster at UIST 2022: Zhang, Z. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2022). A11yBoard: Using multimodal input and output to make digital artboards accessible to blind users. [dl.acm.org] Adjunct Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST '22). Bend, Oregon (October 29-November 2, 2022). New York: ACM Press. To appear.
Mike Teodorescu's work on machine learning fairness in hiring has been accepted in the Harvard 2022 Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Business Analytics [hbs.edu] where he will present in December 2022. His related work was cited this month as one of the leading minds in business ethics research in "Who Counts in Business Ethics" by Prof. Kirsten Martin, a leader and editor in the business ethics field.
Ricardo Gomez, Yvette Iribe, and Yubing Tian had a paper accepted for publication in the journal Latino Studies [palgrave.com]: Gomez, R., Iribe Ramirez, Y., & Tian, Y. (in press). Transforming precarious labor: Using academically-based community service to document the role of worker centers for social justice, Latino Studies.
Mike Teodorescu is presenting this week his joint work with Nick Pairolero, Charles deGrazia, Andy Toole, and Peter Pappas on improving gender equity in patenting at the Asia Pacific Innovation Conference 2022 [static1.squarespace.com] in Incheon South Korea.
Ricardo Gomez taught a two-day workshop last month at Universidad Diego Portales [udp.cl], in Santiago, Chile (online), on the use of participatory photography for community engagement with migrants.
Jacob O. Wobbrock, Jennifer Mankoff, and Heather Feldner (Rehab Medicine) took part in a major fundraising event for the UW CREATE center at Microsoft’s Inclusive Tech Lab last week. In attendance and offering remarks were UW President Ana Mari Cauce, Microsoft President Brad Smith, Anu Nadella (wife of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella), Microsoft Chief Product Officer Panos Panay, and Microsoft Chief Accessibility Officer Jenny Lay-Flurrie. The event showcased CREATE projects and success stories and included project videos and live demonstrations.
Melanie Walsh was interviewed by Radio Australia last week about her research on book sales data and open data from the Seattle Public Library, as well as her work with the Post45 Data Collective: ”Who controls cultural data and how is it being used?“ The interview was based on her recent essay in Public Books: ”Where is All the Book Data?“
Chance Hunt was quoted in a UW Daily opinion piece about book bans and censorship: “To ban or not to ban: How book-banning and misinformation are tied hand in hand.”